Just two months ago I sat in a difficult meeting with Elders and our Pastor in Custer, South Dakota which ended in the Pastor resigning. Under these circumstances it usually takes a long time for the church to recover and call their next Pastor. The trajectory of this church was one that indicated it would possibly not be viable in the near future.
What a celebration yesterday, September 13, as I commissioned the new pastor in Custer. It is a long story how God worked through the summer months for this quick and choice replacement. As we celebrated the church had grown to nearly 3 times its size from that meeting two months ago.